Last night I was sitting in the salon getting my hair done when my phone “pinged”. Honestly, I thought about ignoring the notification.Thankfully… I didn’t. Boy was I super stoked to find an email sitting in my inbox notifying me that I’d been selected to participate in Mom Central Canada See What Happens When You Save With Barbie program.
Barbie had a huge impact on my life. As a child, I would spend hours each day playing with my Barbie’s daydreaming and fantasizing about all things imaginable. Everything was always possible in these fairy tales. Prince charming was always mere inches away. Barbie always had the perfect job and home life. She had one hell of a wardrobe and car too! Did I mention I planned to marry Ken?!?
I’m totally the girl that was guilty of playing with Barbie well into my early teens. My Mom sat me down when I was in grade 9 and had a discussion with me, suggesting that maybe it was time to pack away my Barbie’s. My Mom reminded me that I too could have everything I had ever dreamed imaginable for Barbie, whether it be tons of friends, an amazing career, a family… those could become my reality. She was right. Albeit, at the time I thought she was being absurd. Good ol’ teenagers for ya… always thinking their parents don’t know anything.
So we packed away my Barbies in a box, which we stored away for me to one day pass down to my daughter.
My daughter recently turned 3. In 3 years, she has grown a love for everything purple, pink, fairy and princess-like. She’s also developed her love for everything Barbie. Between the dolls and Barbie movies, she’s covered. She’s taking a great lesson away from Barbie. She can be whoever she wants to be. The sky is the limit. The message couldn’t be more true.
I look forward to the days when I can sit on the floor and play Barbie’s with my daughter for hours. Oh yes, I’ll totally be that Mom reliving the experience through the eyes of my child. I couldn’t imagine anything more fun.
I know many children share the same love for Barbie, as my little girl does. You’ll be happy to hear that Websaver.ca will be releasing special coupons that can go towards the purchases of anything and everything Barbie. The first batch of coupons will be released on August 7th, and the coupons will be made available every Tuesday and Thursday until September 13th. As the coupons are made available, I’ll share them with you via my social media feeds.
Love Barbie? Keep up to date with her adventures and happenings by visiting Barbie’s Facebook Page.
Disclosure: I am participating in a Mom Central Consulting campaign for Barbie and receive compensation for my post. All opinions on this blog are my own.